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CAB Reviews

A reviews journal covering agriculture, global health, nutrition, natural resources and veterinary science

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The global context of climate change predicts increases in the risk of important climatic factors that could directly influence plant survival and crop yields. Such projections are made using models of plant growth and development, climate, and possible future scenarios. However, the use of...

Author(s)
Gonçalves, S. L.; Farias, J. R. B.; Sibaldelli, R. N. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 011, pp 1-10

Root pruning is a horticultural practice from ages ago that has potential benefits on tree crop growth regulation and production. It is followed in orchards as a growth control mechanism of vigorously growing fruit trees. The growth regulation in trees is brought about by many physiological...

Author(s)
Mathiyazhagan, K.; Bose, M. S. C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 012, pp 1-12

Speed breeding technology reduces the breeding cycle and fastens crop research by producing many generations within a short period of time. In this technology, plants are exposed to an extended light and reduced night time for rapid generation advancement. For instance, wheat crop can be cultivated ...

Author(s)
Mohanlal, V. A.; Nirmal, R. R.; Ramalingasamy Ralshiya; Sneka, J. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 004, pp 1-6

Drought and heat stress are burning issues for agriculture in the climate change scenario due to which lower yield and production of crops have been projected. In this situation, sustainable production of food and fiber crops is a challenge. Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) is a major cash crop of...

Author(s)
Sami Ul-Allah; Muhammad Iqbal; Muhammad Naeem
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 043, pp 1-6

The invasion of natural ecosystems by alien plant species is a serious environmental problem that threatens the productivity, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Chromolaena odorata is a weed native to tropical America and has become one of the world's worst alien invasive species in the Old...

Author(s)
Rusdy, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 009, pp 1-8

Streptomycetes are the largest taxon of antibiotic producers in the microbial world. Nevertheless, they are less studied than other biocontrol agents against Fusarium diseases and, perhaps, plant diseases in general. Plant diseases incited by Fusarium species are notably challenging. Four species...

Author(s)
Bubici, G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 050, pp 1-15

Application of agricultural limestone to increase alkalinity to about 50 mg/l improves production in fertilized ponds and enhances water quality in ponds for feed-based aquaculture. Burnt lime and hydrated lime cause an initial high pH, but they can be applied to bottoms of empty ponds for the...

Author(s)
Boyd, C. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 015, pp 1-10

For the review at hand the ISI web of knowledge was searched for the keyword combination forest+management+planning. Close to 200 articles were found with the mentioned keywords in their topic that were published between 2013 and 2015. The 'top 5' sub-topics found amongst them are climate change, ...

Author(s)
Griess, V. C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 005, pp 1-6

Despite being relatively neglected as a livestock species in most of the world, the dromedary camel is highly valued in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa - especially East Africa. This paper reviews the ways in which camel diseases impact human welfare in East Africa by discussing how diseases ...

Author(s)
Plummer, P. J.; Coatney, J. W.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 038, pp 1-18

Nitric oxide (NO) is a key signalling molecule in plants. Although the early work was in animals, it is clear that in plants too NO is involved in the regulation of a range of physiological events, including root growth and stomatal closure. The responses to stress challenges are some of the major...

Author(s)
Hancock, J. T.; Neill, S. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 033, pp 1-9

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